1/18/2010

Shopping For Haiti



I am starting to feel more human today and a bit more myself. While shopping around on Etsy I found a few co-op stores that are donating all of their proceeds to Haiti Relief. First up was Craft Hope. Here are the details:

All proceeds of the Craft Hope Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. All items have been generously donated by the crafting community. If you'd like to donate an item please visit the Craft Hope website (www.crafthope.com).

And then I found Hearts for Haiti. Here is their story:

This is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders .... The theme for the next few weeks is on heart items but we have more than just that.

I did some shopping for myself, I totally needed a few treats after the week I've had. And then I forwarded the Hearts for Haiti link to Mike to do his Valentine's shopping. They have some great gift ideas. I told him to shop freely and without holding back, knowing that 100% of it was going to Doctor's without Borders.

After watching way more CNN than is good for anyone the past week I was looking for more ways to help. Giving cash is the only thing I knew to do from this couch. It's nice to find a way to combine some shopping with my donating. I have always supported Doctors without Borders and am happy that the money is going somewhere I trust.

Seeing the people laying on the streets with broken bones like my own going completely untreated has been so difficult. They are actually dying from these fractures as they go untreated and develop infections. I am so lucky to have access to the best treatment in the world and more pain meds than I want to take. It breaks my heart to think of the pain they must be in. So many of them have very treatable injuries with simple basic medicine. As I lay here with my pain under control and leg set and healing properly I feel blessed. Blessed beyond words...

10 comments:

Sinclair said...

Yes, I was reading today about the starvation and infection from untreated injuries and the lack of water, and I couldn't help fighting back tears for all that is lost there. We are very blessed to have access to health care and food and water and basic necessities here, and we all really should take heed. It just takes one huge disaster to create chaos and wipe the safety veneer off our daily existence. I am glad to do what I can to help.

Swapna said...

Glad to hear you are better... good work too :)

Duni said...

I'm glad you're healing, Paige.
We are truly blessed.

take care,

Duni

Hot Rocks said...

Thanks for the info. I am going to check those sites out and see if I can donate an item.

Angela said...

That is so wonderful! I'm also glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Take care:)

~sjts said...

I am so glad that you blogged about this as I will post something about it tomorrow. Yesterday, I blogged about a whole different aspect of the tragedy. Haiti: Heartache and Hatred...it made me so sad and so angry.

I can't wait to write up the post, but I have to only pick a few pictures...hmmm.

Ann said...

You deserve a little pick me up and how great that it helped someone else too. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Nancy said...

Very good to know. I knew a lot of crafters were featuring specials in their shops but this shop sounds really interesting. I'll have to give it a peek!

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Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I was able to give a little money to the Red Cross..I wish I had more to give.. or more to spend on goods that will actually benefit Haiti..

I hope you are healing quickly, Paige! Feel better!

 

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